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Senior Technician (SIMONS OBSERVATORY:UK PROJECT)

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering - Department of Physics & Astronomy

Location: Cheshire
Salary: £28,762 to £33,314
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th November 2022
Closes: 6th December 2022
Job Ref: SAE-020411
 

Job reference: SAE-020411
Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/12/2022
Salary: £28,762-£33,314 per annum depending on experience
Employment type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering
Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Contract duration: 01/04/2023 - 31/03/2026
School/Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics seeks a Senior Technician to work on the Simons Observatory:UK (SO:UK) project. Simons Observatory (SO) is a next-generation Cosmic Microwave Background observatory, comprised of a single large aperture telescope (LAT) and multiple small aperture telescopes (SATs). It is currently under construction in the Atacama Desert in Chile, with early science operations due to begin in 2023. SO:UK is a major UK contribution to SO. In addition to a significant contribution to the SO Data Management, SO:UK will deliver two additional SATs and a receiver system for the LAT. The University of Manchester is one of six UK universities that form the SO:UK collaboration and, amongst other contributions, will be assembling and testing one of the two SO:UK SATs.

To support this work we are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive skilled machinist (Senior Technician), based in our mechanical workshop at Jodrell Bank, near Holmes Chapel Cheshire. There may be occasions when the Senior Technician will need to carry out tasks in Manchester: transport or travelling expenses will be provided.

The starting date is 1st April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be available for three years in the first instance.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, an up-to-date CV and a cover letter/statement clearly detailing how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for applying for the role.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: John Kitching
Email: g.kitching@manchester.ac.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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